Monday, September 14, 2015

George Orwell 1984

George Orwell in his book 1984 describes a society in which people's lives were controlled
every second of the day by cameras and microphones.

His protagonist is Winston Smith who lives in Oceania and dreams a better life in which governments, Big Brother and the Thought Police could not rob people of their natural feelings, so family and romantic love could exist,and people of Oceania shouldn't change their feelings into a love of Big Brother and hate for imagined enemies.

Winston and his love Julia commit a thought and a love crime,but they've been caught by the Police and tortured. Winston finally betrayed his love to Julia and at the same time himself in his try to survive in that awful society which obligated his inhabitants to live into the hate and the control of Big Brother.

In my opinion, George Orwell is a timeless writer because many goverments are slowly taking control over people and there are cameras almost everywhere and computers have information about almost all the people.

But I believe that the most difficult thing for the protagonist was to accept to live and be part of that society, helpless to resist to the power of the authorities. At the same time, I wonder if people are becoming more and more similar in their dreams and desires.....

This is what the government said to the people.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Informal letter

Dear Kylie,

Thanks for your letter. It was great to hear from you. I can’t believe that you want to go on a similar trip to mine, because I thought that you don’t like ecological trips to study sharks and dolphins. Where do you live? What do you do in your free time? Do you deal with ecology?

I had a fantastic time when I went on this ecological trip last month. However, I didn’t go alone, but with teenage groups, who get together to improve the local environment. Firstly, we travelled by boat and then by mini bus. When we visited the sharks and dolphins, it was a beautiful experience. Although we didn’t get too near the sharks, I really enjoyed the experience. The dolphins were friendly with us and were really very beautiful from up close. I should warn you that the hours are many and you have to get up early. However, if you’re lucky like me, you will have a fantastic experience.

If I were you, I would take a video camera with me to take photos and video of the amazing places and the marvellous endangered species. I suggest taking waterproof clothes because the weather changes are frequent, and you will get wet when you visit the dolphins. It might be a good idea to take sun protection cream, too as the weather is hot and you will be under the sun for many hours. You will also need seasickness tablets.

Well, I think that’s all. I’m really forward to seeing you soon. I hope you have a good time. Bye for now.




Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Essay on mobile phones by Catherine

Marvellous mobiles

      The huge rise in living standards is due to the development of technology. This development led to the facilitation of communication among people, which became easier.

      Mobile phones are useful for keeping in touch with other people when you are away from home. Moreover, most people use the mobile phone in order to connect to the internet and find information from websites or online encyclopedias. Also, it is possible for sending text messages or calling for help in an emergency. Another possible use is taking photos or watching videos or listening to music. Furthermore, it can download films. It can be used for educational purposes, for example to write on a class blog. On the other hand, the development of technology has some negative points. It might be dangerous if people use mobile phones too much or when the people use them for hours. The mobile phone can become a bad habit.

      In the future, mobile phones will be smarter because of the technological developmentPeople will use mobile phones in cars, in homes and perhaps they will use them under the water as a waterproof camera. Also, it will be a very important part of our lives and it might be smarter with more functions.

      The future will be better with the development of technology and if people use the mobile phone wisely, thewill reap the benefits.